Courageous trailblazer

Posted: January 12th, 2018 | Features, Sustainability, Top Stories | 2 Comments

Tiffany Swiderski isn’t your typical leader. Everything about the San Diego native — from her adventurous resumé to her cool-chick appearance — seems to stand out in an office setting; perhaps that is part of the reason she prefers being out in the field. It is there where she develops a large staff of volunteers.

Landmark deal to increase police pay

Posted: January 12th, 2018 | Featured, Features | No Comments

To stem the flow of departing police officers and keep San Diego neighborhoods safe, the city government and the San Diego Police Officers Association came to an agreement that will make officer salaries more competitive compared to other regional law enforcement agencies.

Earworm alert: ‘Christmas on our Own’

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music, Top Stories | No Comments

By Margie M. Palmer

When Mission Valley resident DJ James decided to debut his music, he knew he’d have to go big or go home.

His newly released song, “Christmas on our Own,” not only flips the script of traditional holiday music – it also gives the catchiness of Mariah Carey’s popular hit “All I Want for Christmas is You” a solid run for its money.

Highway stories

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Books, Featured, Features | No Comments

By Sara Appel-Lennon

San Carlos resident Don Harrison believes there are Jewish stories everywhere.

To prove his point, Harrison recently wrote a book that recounts 70 Jewish stories culled from all 35 exits along Interstate 8 between Mission Bay and the Imperial County line, titled “77 Miles of Jewish Stories: History, Anecdotes, and Tales of Travel Along I-8.”

Welcome to the neighborhood

Posted: November 10th, 2017 | Features, Top Stories | No Comments

By Joyell Nevins

The University of Redlands School of Business San Diego Regional Campus in Mission Valley now has a fresh look in its ninth-floor suite. They moved this summer from a small space on Friars Road to a newer, larger location off of Camino Del Rio North.

“Everything is brand new,” Campus Director Thomas Bozman said.

Multicultural holiday festival arrives in Mission Valley

Posted: November 10th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories | No Comments

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt

Lulu Huang traveled to the United States from China for a visit in 1994 – and she’s still here today. Instead of returning to her homeland, she started a computer company, had two kids and became inspired.

“[I] wanted to do something for children,” Huang said. She decided to start a cultural experience that was fun and educational.